Adderley, Charles Bower (1814-1905)

Adderley, Charles Bower (1814-1905)

Charles Bowyer Adderley was the eldest son of Charles Clement Adderley (d. 1818), offspring of an old Staffordshire family, and his wife, daughter of Sir Edmund Cradock-Hartopp, 1st Baronet. Adderley ...
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Arden, George (1820-1854)

Arden, George (1820-1854)

Arrived in Melbourne, January 1838. A fortnight later launched the weekly "Port Phillip Gazette", the first legalised journal in Port Phillip. January 1839, published, and probably wrote, the first original ...
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Atkin, Charles Ager (1828-1898)

Atkin, Charles Ager (1828-1898)

(1) Charles Ager Atkin, "chymist" — as then spelt, arrived in Melbourne in September 1853, from Nottingham England, at the age of 25. He came to try his luck on ...
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Avis, Thomas James (1825-1899)

Avis, Thomas James (1825-1899)

In 1864 Thomas Avis set up as a cabiniet-maker on the corner of Arden Street, straight across Errol Street from the Limerick Castle Hotel (licensed about 1866). The next year ...
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Bentley, Robert (1818-1888)

Bentley, Robert (1818-1888)

Mr. Robert Bentley, a native of Staffordshire England, born around 1818, met and married Martha Redfern in 1841 in Staffordshire England. Robert and Martha, both about 23 years of age ...
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Black, George (1826-1863)

Black, George (1826-1863)

Mr. George Black, a native of Northumberland England who was born 1826, met and married Alice Dagleish in Melbourne in 1854. George, who was seeking a new life in the ...
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Blackwood, John Hutchison (1827-1908)

Blackwood, John Hutchison (1827-1908)

Born Kirkoswald, Ayrshire, Scotland. An ancestor was a Privy Councillor to Mary, Queen of Scots. Arrived Melbourne, 21st August, 1852. Firm of McMeckan, Blackwood & Co. (founded 1853) conducted an ...
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Blair, David (1820-1899)

Blair, David (1820-1899)

David Blair (1820-1899) born in Ireland of parents Thomas Blair and Jane Burns(1)  of Scottish descent. He began as a teacher, transferred to the Ordinance Survey of Ireland, being stationed ...
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Boland, Edmund (1857-1908)

Boland, Edmund (1857-1908)

It's thought Mr Edward or Edmund Boland, was born second of fifteen children in Melbourne to Irish parents Michael Boland and Elizabeth Brady, natives of County Galway and County Clare ...
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Bourke, Sir Richard (1777-1855)

Bourke, Sir Richard (1777-1855)

Bourke, an Irish-born British Army officer served as the 8th Governor of New South Wales from 1831 to 1837. As a lifelong Whig (Liberal), he encouraged the emancipation of convicts ...
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Brotherton, Robert (1842-)

Brotherton, Robert (1842-)

It is thought Mr Robert Brotherton, a native of Lancashire England was born about 1842. We can see Robert Brotherton was residing in Melbourne from 1857 to 1862 from the ...
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Brougham, Henry 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

Brougham, Henry 1st Baron Brougham and Vaux

Lord Henry Brougham, who grew up amid the genteel poverty of Edinburgh. Graduating in Law, he practiced for some years at the Scottish Bar, after which he was called to ...
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Buncle, John (1822-1889)

Buncle, John (1822-1889)

(1) Born Edinburgh and trained as an engineer. Before migrating John Buncle was chief draftsman and designer at the London and North-Western Railway workshops, Crewe, Cheshire. He arrived in Melbourne, ...
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Canning, George (1770-1827)

Canning, George (1770-1827)

George Canning was born in London of Irish descent. He entered politics when 23 and rose to be one of a succession of great foreign Ministers. Under him, England broke ...
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Capel, Thomas (1796-1855)

Capel, Thomas (1796-1855)

Born in 1796 at Somerset, England. Within three years of settlement, Thomas Capel was selling locally brewed beer from Melbourne’s Yarra wharves. "Capel" became a tragic word in early Melbourne ...
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Carroll, James (1815-1895) J.P.

Carroll, James (1815-1895) J.P.

James Carroll and his wife Mary Carroll (nee Newby) arrived from England to Port Phillip between 1848 and 1855. They settled on the eastern side of Leveson Street North Melbourne ...
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Chapman, Henry Samuel (1803-1881)

Chapman, Henry Samuel (1803-1881)

Born Kensington, London, and began as a bank clerk. At the age of 17, he was in Quebec as a commission merchant for English manufacturers. Launched the first daily newspaper ...
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Charles & Duffy

Charles & Duffy

Significant building works carried out by Charles & Duffy are listed below. The table below can be scrolled left to right if viewed on a mobile device. Building IDLocationOwnerSuburbBuilding StateBuilding ...
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Clarke, William John Turner (1805–1874)

Clarke, William John Turner (1805–1874)

William John Turner Clarke (1805-1874), pastoralist and landowner, was born on 20 April 1805 in Somerset, England, the second son of William Clarke of St Botolf, Aldgate, London, and his ...
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Cobden, Richard (1804-1865)

Cobden, Richard (1804-1865)

Richard Cobden, apostle of Free Trade, was the relentless crusader for the repeal of the Corn Law – a protectionist device which, he said, “took from the poorest of the ...
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